An act of the Italian Senate on participation in replenishment of international funds and banks, approved by the Foreign Affairs Committee in July, commits the government review to credit mechanisms to include indicators of a country’s capacity to achieve the MDGs, end support for water privatisation, advocate an end for fossil fuel support, and report on positions taken by the Italian representatives at the IFIs. The Act is currently being debated in the lower house.
Market-led policy approaches increasingly used to deal with both climate and health emergencies are failing to protect those most vulnerable.
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